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Seahawks debate wins at State meet

After capturing several medals in the statewide Debate, Drama and Forensics competition division for small schools, including a number one victory in Reader's Theater, the Seward High School team insu...

 

Parents, teachers weigh in on education bill

Concerned residents filled the Seward Legislative Information Office on Feb. 3, hoping to speak at a statewide hearing before the Senate Finance Committee about the state instituting school vouchers...

 

New snow inspires mushers

The 37th running of the Jr. Iditarod, starting this Saturday from the shores of Knik Lake, sets the stage for the full blown Iditarod the following weekend. Last year's defending champion, Conway...

 

Three vie for council

Three applications were tendered for a vacant Seward City Council seat by the noon Feb. 18 deadline. An appointee for the seat, vacated upon the death of longtime councilwoman Vanta Shafer, will...

 

Begich urges runway restoration

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich urged Gov. Sean Parnell to restore Seward Airport's long runway in a letter to the governor on Tuesday. Begich demanded that available federal funds be used to restore the...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the March 17, 1977 Seward Phoenix LOG. When Lee McAnerney was mayor of Seward she tried to promote interest in observance of Seward’s 75th anniversary which will be in 1978. Lee went on to bigger things...

 

Balancing liberty and security is never-ending challenge

Every few days, we learn yet one more way in which government’s expanded surveillance powers intrude upon our privacy and civil liberties. Recently, it was the revelation that spy agencies in the U.S. and Britain have been snagging personal data...

 

Thank you and a correction

Thank you for your article on Feb. 13, in promoting suicide prevention in our Seward Community. I would like you to make the following correction. In the photo caption of page 12 in your article, you listed my title as “psychiatrist.” The...

 

Debris exhibit is couple's dream

Images both beautiful and horrifying, created from marine debris that is clogging oceans and washing up on shores, are reaching into the hearts and consciences of people who attend a new display at...

 

Clinic opening postponed

Seward's new community health clinic will open later than previously announced, likely butting up against the drop dead date of March 10, according to interim executive director Sharon Montagnino....

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    February 20, 2014

Assembly OKs deed restriction on SCCC land

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s first meeting day of February began at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 with a report from RBC Public Funds Service on the Borough’s investment portfolio. It seems the boro...

 

Pollock looks good as halibut bait

Bait is always a big expenditure for many fishing businesses and pollock could help cut costs for Alaska halibut longliners who fish in the Gulf. Researchers have tested pollock in two projects to...

 

Seahawks ski Soldotna Regionals

At first it seemed to be a rewrite from Boroughs the week prior. The mighty Seahawk skiers left Seward in the biggest snow storm of the year, which is not really saying much, to arrive in Soldotna to...

 

Mayor's Cup delayed

Seward's winter mushing event, the Mayor's Cup, was set for Feb. 15 but ended up in last minute limbo because of a lack of winter. With local mushers Iditarod bound, the race has been postponed until...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    February 20, 2014

Winter Rendezvous in Moose Pass

The first annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous got off to a snowy start as Valentine's Day flakes fell while couples dined at the Trail Lake Lodge. Five inches or more of fresh powder made the next...

 

SeaLife Center hosts Anchorage celebration

The fifth annual Alaska SeaLife Center Gala brought together supporters of marine education, research and science as well as wildlife rescue and stewardship. The fundraiser serves to benefit the...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    February 20, 2014

Retired Chief Squires cited

Retired City of Seward Chief David Squires received recognition for his career as a firefighter from the Alaska Legislature on Feb. 12 at a special ceremony in Juneau. Squires says that he was...

 

Turn Back the Pages

Feb. 20, 1992 The Seward Phoenix LOG Couple alleges malpractice – A Seward couple filed a malpractice suit against local doctors on Feb. 12, blaming them for an unsuccessful caesarean section and the death of their newborn son. Norman and Suzanne...

 

Back When...

In 1963, runners tackle Mount Marathon from the starting line at Fourth Avenue and Washington Street. About 30 racers turned out for the 48th running of the second oldest race in North America, which...

 

Out & About - Feb. 20, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Local tribe hosts NYO invite The fourth 4th Annual Native Youth Olympics Seward Invitational Meet will be at the Seward Middle...

 

Calendar - Feb. 20, 2014

To add or change a non profit or free regular meeting or event on The LOG’s Calendar, e-mail editor@TheSewardPhoenixLOG.com or phone 224-4888. Thursday, Feb. 20 3 to 6 p.m., He Will Provide Food Pantry, Fifth and Adams, entry in the alley. 6:30...

 

Captain's Mast - Feb. 20, 2014

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department. Those who have been arrested or summoned are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. Feb. 10 00:28 - Officer arrested John Rudzinski for driving while license...

 

Weather Permitting - Feb. 20, 2014

SEWARD WEATHER HIGHLOWPRECIP.WINDGUST Feb. 12171002339 Feb. 1319801838 Feb. 1425170.11139 Feb. 1521150.5724 Feb. 1626170410 Feb. 1726190.1724 Feb. 1833240.1924 Recorded at Seward Airport (PAWD) Feb....

 
 By LOG Staff    Sports    February 20, 2014

Seahawks net higher in latest tourney

The 37th annual Valdez Elks Tournament put eight teams on the floor for three days of competition in Valdez. The Seward Boys lost the first round against Nome, 57 to 36, but nailed down Kotzebue 52...

 

Seward NYO Invite schedule

The 2014 4th Annual Seward Native Youth Olympics Invitational Meet. Sponsored by the Qutekcak Native Tribe. Seward Middle School Gym Qutekcak Pizza Fundraiser will be serving pizza by the slice on...

 

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